All posts tagged: wallets

Mywalit Accessory Collection

Founded in 2005 in Lucca, Italy, mywalit makes a line of natural leather purses, wallets, and travel and business accessories for men and women. What impressed me most when I saw this line at the New York Gift Show in August was the potential to mix and match a small piece, like a wallet with a bold modern pattern, with a larger neutral piece that has bright detailing. Here are a few of the new styles for 2011/2012, ranging from hobo bags to mens wallets. If you look carefully, you can see the cute elephant logo which pays tribute to the Thailand-based craftsmen that help bring the products to market. Available worldwide in department stores, museum shops, and mywalit stores.

Jetsam Wallet Line

Debuted at last month’s New York Gift Fair, the Jetsam wallet collection from Prix Prix is named after the 16th century term for unwanted material that was thrown overboard to lighten a ship’s load. Each wallet is made of end-run fabrics, cast-off clothing, and vintage textiles and comes packaged in a signature screen-printed gift box made in the USA from 95% recycled paper. Before starting her eco-friendly wallet line, designer Laura Skelton studied and worked in the field of sustainable architecture, and the line firmly reflects the green design mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Two collections are made of reconstructed vintage neck ties and wool suiting: the Uncle Larry Edition is a funky compilation rocking out to 70s-era patterns and the Prepster Edition features classic stripes and patterns and more clubhouse-friendly hues. The Spiffy Lumberjack Edition of bifold wallets (cue the Monty Python references) is made from reconstructed vintage plaid shirts and wool suiting, while the Natty Professor Edition is made, as it should be, from tweed jackets and wool suiting. I really like how …